Zarghuna, an Afghan woman, escapes her divorce to live with her daughter 12-year-old daughter, Sara, in Kabul. In order to prevent her American ex-husband from finding her, Zarghuna accepts a job to teach young girls in a village outside Kabul. Zarghuna's controversial nature and teaching methods shake up the village. There she finds happiness and love again. When a 12 year old girl is arranged to be married to a 40 year old man, Zarghuna intervenes which leads to her exposure and changes her life forever.